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“4ALL - Actions for Art Accessible to All”
Action 1.1
3-16 October 2013
Porto Cesareo, South Italy

Infopack for participants

Dear participant,
This document contains all the information concerning the project “4ALL Actions for Art Accessible to All”.
Please take a moment to carefully read through all the information.
We recommend to print this document and bring it with you.

20 young people coming from Iceland, Italy, Poland, and Turkey will live together
for 13 days experiencing and learning ways to make art accessible to all, included
persons with disabilities.
The main project’s goal is to foster among all participants the firm belief that
access to culture is an essential right of all European citizens, and more generally
for everyone, despite any kind of disability.
The project is based on the idea that culture plays an important role in the life of
every person and that art and culture could be a powerful tool to strengthen the
sense of cohesiveness, citizenship and equality.
Ensuring effective access to and participation in cultural activities for all is an
essential dimension of promoting an inclusive society and overcoming
discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes.
The project aims to raise the young European citizens’ awareness and
understanding about EU citizens’ cultural rights and universal values as equality
and tolerance, with a focus on cultural rights of persons with disabilities.

 To increase awareness of the importance of cultural accessibility in EU
policies and practices in order to foster a more inclusive society.
 To empower young people to take action against social and cultural
exclusion, especially through art and culture.
 To facilitate reflection on negative attitudes, discrimination and barriers to
culture experiences experienced by persons with disabilities.

 To explore different activities and strategies to use culture and art as a way
to encourage participation and to enhance and foster the integration of
persons with disabilities in mainstream society.
 To stimulate the participants to act as multipliers in their own organization
and regions.
 To develop new partnerships in the field of cultural accessibility in Europe
and YiA area countries.

 youth/youth leaders;
 project-leaders/project-supervisors/advisers in the youth field;
 youth trainers/workers who are actively working with young persons;
 youth/youth trainers/workers who are actively working with persons with
 youth with interest and experiences in cultural and artistic activities;
 participants that have creative attitude and interested in project topics.

We are especially interested in people involved at any level with arts. If you
play an instrument, sing, draw, enjoy photography and video making and so
on, you will learn and experience how to make your
artwork/product/performance accessible to all, included persons with
sensorial disabilities.
The project will involve 5 participants per country (4 participants + 1 group leader)
Age: project participants should be from 18 to 25 (20-40 for group leaders).
Special Needs
Please remember us if you are vegetarian, vegan, allergic, etc., or you have some
special need to take account.
Exchange TIME PLAN
Exchange: 03.10.2013 - 16.10.2013 (including two travel days)
Arrival day: 3 October 2013.
Departure day: 16 October 2013.
Limit of travel costs exchange: YiA program/POIESIS will cover up the 70% of the
travel costs for each participants.

LANGUAGE: English.
Exchange Accomodation
You will be hosted in Porto Cesareo, in two big houses fully refurbished. The
houses are (very) close the sea.
In October the weather is, usually, still hot down here. Bring your own swimsuit!
Travel information
Participants should arrive at Copertino (province of Lecce, South Italy).
Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/ED05w
The travel costs will cover flight + train.
The nearest airport is Brindisi.
From Brindisi to Lecce you can take a train or (even better) a bus from Brindisi
Airport to Lecce. Note that the bus stop in Lecce is not far from the Lecce train
From Lecce to Copertino you can take a train (local railways company, a nice
experience to do) or a bus.
POIESIS will take care of travel arrangements from Copertino to Porto Cesareo.
Just remember to let us know your arrival time in Copertino!
Please book all your tickets, included the return ones (when you buy train or bus
tickets, please buy round trip tickets, and if not possible, buy a open ticket),
because at the end of the training course we will reimburse you only of the ticket
you can show us. Please keep your boarding pass of your flights otherwise we will
not be able to reimburse you the flight costs.
Please remember that you will be refunded of 70% of travel expenses. In order to
have this refund, you need to bring us all the original receipts and tickets of your
trip (including the return), the boarding passes of your flight (for e-tickets you have
to bring the boarding pass and a printed version of the receipt).
Please be sure that the price you have been paying is clearly stated on the
ticket/receipt. Unfortunately, we cannot refund you for trips with no ticket/receipt.
No taxi, no first class.
The refund will be in euro.
All costs of accommodation as well as the programme costs will be covered by the
organizers. Other costs (for example drinks outside the common programme) are
not included.

Phone numbers

Alberto Piccinni: +39 3287421988
Gian Maria Greco: +39 3382782868
We need all your phone numbers!

Material you have to bring with you
– For the Intercultural nights: typical foods, drinks and everything you need for
your presentation.
- Bring your own bed sheets, towels…
– For the activities: comfortable clothes. As comfortable clothes we mean tracksuit
and not jeans...
– Examples of your artworks (if any) or examples of artworks you like: music,
drawings, video…
– Weather in Puglia (our region) is usually still warm in October: anyway, bring a
jacket with you, but also don’t forget your swimsuit!
– If you play some instrument, bring it with you!
- If you are into video-making or photography, bring your own camera!
Technical materials list
Please send us a list of audio-visual technical equipment you carry with you
(laptop, video/photo cameras, cables, software, microphones, tripods, music
instruments etc). Try to bring with you as much as you can, including all
connecting cables.

Who we are
Poiesis is the APP for this Youth in Action 1.1.
Poiesis is a not-for-profit association specialized in cultural accessibility. Over the
years it has developed and implemented best practices for social inclusion
through art. Each year in June Poiesis organizes, with the Italian Association of
the Blind and the Italian Association of the Deaf and many other subjects,
SoundMakers Festival, a multidisciplinary event (theatre, music, literature,
dance, photography, video) that has been officially recognized as the only Italian
multidisciplinary event fully accessible to all. Poiesis has been part of the national
working group that produced the “Italian Manifesto for Culture Accessible to All”,
it’s the main promoter and founding member of Social Sounds, the Network of art
festival with a special focus on social issues.

That's all! Please follow the instruction, this will help us to keep things simple, so
we can focus on the creative aspects and not loaded with many logistical

See you in October! Enjoy the summer!
Alberto, Gian Maria, Lucia.

This document uses the biancoenero© font, specifically designed for people
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